Ever experienced lash envy? It’s that feeling one gets when you see someone with amazing luscious lashes. Wondering how they achieved this look? Well, look no further than the lash lift, the latest trend to take the beauty industry by storm and here at Amara Tree we can help your lashes gain head-turning capabilities too and answer all your questions along the way!
If eyelash extensions aren’t your thing and you are searching for a more non-invasive way to enhance your natural lashes, lash lifts are a viable and low maintenance option.
Read on to learn more about how a lash lift can serve as a safe and easy way to dramatically enhance your natural lashes. We’ll also touch on things that you should know about your treatment prior to scheduling your appointment.
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How Does a Lash Lift Work?
A lash lift is a procedure known to quickly awaken droopy eyes. While most lash extensions require the use of adhesives, lash lifts work like a perm treatment for your natural lashes, adding curl and definition.
The first step is to speak to your licensed technician about the curl level you hope to achieve. Whether your lashes are short and straight or thick difficult to manage, a lash lift technician curls each individual lash starting from the base of the eyelid.
How long does it take to do a lash lift?
Your lash lift session should take approximately 60 minutes. For best results it is best to avoid the use of mascara for up to 24-hours prior to your treatment. Prior to your lash lift session, please remove eye makeup and contact lenses.
What are the steps of a lash lift?
In the quest to achieve longer, fuller lashes, the lash lift procedure is an easy and painless process designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for extensions. During your lift, your eyes will be closed almost the entire time and most say they find the treatment to be somewhat relaxing.
To begin the process, your technician will start by thoroughly cleansing your eyelids and lashes to prepare for the lift.
Next, an under eye gel patch is placed over the lower lashes to keep them separated during the lift.
A soft silicone pad is then placed on the upper eyelids to hold them in place. An adhesive is then brushed onto your lashes to adhere them to the silicone pad. This is the most lengthy part of the process as the solution is applied individually to each of your lashes.
The last step is the most important. Each lash is meticulously combed straight from the base to ensure they are curling in the proper direction. A properly trained technician will take care to delicately comb your natural lashes straight back on silicone pad. A curling solution is then applied and left to set for approximately 9 minutes. It is then gently removed. The final step is adding a lash conditioner that is set for a time and then removed.
Pro tip: Be sure to take before and after photos, the difference will be dramatic!
How long does a lash lift last?
A lash lift typically lasts somewhere between six to eight weeks. In some instances, clients have been able to go up to 12 weeks between sessions.
To better understand the various factors that can affect how long your lash lift lasts, it is important to understand the lifecycle of the eyelash itself.
Together your upper and lower eyelids have hundreds of lashes. Each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length (0.95 cm on average), fall out, and then grow again.
The speed of your natural lash growth can be impacted by genetics, your age, and even your lifestyle.
The average adult loses between one to five eyelashes each day. New lashes are constantly growing in to replace the ones lost. As it relates to your lash lift, similar to a hair perm, your lift will over the course of a two month period, grow out.
If you have noticed your eyelashes thinning with age, you are not alone. The speed your lashes grow is also impacted by age. As you get older, not only do the number of eyelashes you shed increase, it will also take longer for them to grow back.
Keep in mind certain activities including swimming and exposure to the sun that may cause the lift to prematurely drop. If you find your lift is not lasting for two full months, wait at least four weeks after the initial treatment for a follow-up session.
Who should get a lash lift?
Are you plagued with thin, straight or uneven lashes? That’s because the structure of most of our natural eyelashes tends to be a bit shorter on the sides and slightly longer in the areas close to the centre of the eyelid. A lash lift is a safe and viable treatment to consider to transform your lackluster lashes into a beautiful and enviable state.
Lash lift vs Lash Perm: What’s the Difference?
While the modern day eyelash lift is sometimes referred to as an eyelash perm, unlike eyelash perms of the past that used harsh chemicals (including formaldehyde), the modern lash lift uses a softening solution to uplift and curl your lashes from the base, making them stand out and look longer.
What are the benefits of having a lash lift?
Let’s face it. You have to work with what you were born with, and natural eyelashes always grow to a limited length. As previously mentioned, one of the primary benefits of the lash lift is that it is a natural way to enhance your lashes and does not require any extensions.
Good For Short Lashes
Gorgeous, long and full eyelashes are sought after because they can remarkably enhance the beauty of your eyes. Eyelash lifting is designed for almost every lash length and thickness and you can still get amazing lifted results from shorter lashes because we have small sized apparatuses that are used to maximise your results with no lash length discrimination.
Lash lifts are known as a a beauty technique that requires very little maintenance but offers long lasting results.. With minimal aftercare and only needing to visit your favourite beauty salon every 6-12 weeks, it really is the perfect treatment.
Comfort and Ease
Lash lift treatments are also much more comfortable than lash enhancement alternatives offering a more natural appearance. If you’ve ever experienced sensitivity to the glue associated with lash extensions, lash lifting is an excellent alternative.
Are lash lifts safe?
When performed by a trained and experienced technician, lash lifts are safe. The treatment is not painful, however it may feel a bit odd at first to have to keep your eyes closed.
Can you still wear mascara with a lash lift?
Absolutely! You will love the dramatic look you will achieve when applying mascara after your lash lift, however waterproof mascara should be avoided.
This is because the chemicals in waterproof mascara can make your lashes extremely dry. If you are using mascara after your lash lift, you should double check the label before use to ensure that you are avoiding waterproof mascara.
What is an eyelash tint?
The lash lift and the lash tint are complementary procedures. While the lash lift awakens the eyes, the tint adds colour, giving your lashes volume. Even though a lash lift boasts dramatic results on its own, when paired with an eyelash tint, you can instantly transform your lashes from barely there to lush and glossy.
How does lash tinting work?
Similar to a lash lift, lash tinting is performed by a licensed professional, whose primary responsibility is to take care and protect your eyes. The technician will carefully apply dye to your lashes. This gives your eyes a larger appearance giving your entire face a youthful look. The entire process takes around 30 minutes or less.
What is the benefit of eyelash tinting?
If you have lighter coloured eyelashes, you may find eyelash tinting as your new favourite beauty regime. Eyelash tinting uses dye to make the lashes darker, providing added definition to make them more noticeable.
So, my lashes look noticeably different?
Yes! While it is not apparent to the naked eye, your eyelashes naturally fade at the ends. A lash tint can produce incredible results, highlight parts of your lashes you likely never knew existed. Ask your technician about a pre-tint lash lift for maximal results.
What happens during a lash-tinting session?
The first step in your lash tinting journey is to select a complimentary shade. Unsure of what to choose? Your technician can assist you. Options range from a very light blonde to brown with “blue black” being the darkest, and in many locations, the most popular selection.
The dye process begins by placing a protective coating of petroleum jelly and protective pads to protect your skin from the colouring. The eyelash tint is then carefully applied with a fine brush. It takes approximately 10 minutes for the colour to set. Lastly, the dye is wiped away, leaving your natural lashes looking elongated, separated and magnificent.
Will my eyes burn or sting?
You may notice your technician putting extra emphasis on keeping your eyes closed throughout the duration of the tinting process. This is to protect your eyes from the colouring used in the tinting process. You shouldn't feel any stinging, however in some cases, clients report experiencing a peppery or stinging feeling. If this occurs, your technician will use saline to flush your eyes.
How long does an eyelash tint last for?
A lash lift and lash tint is the perfect treatment to make the most of your natural lashes. Eyelash tinting lasts anywhere from two to five weeks. The variance can depend on several factors including both aftercare and the natural shedding process of your lashes.
Is eyelash tinting safe?
While experts have suggested consumers steer clear from the do-it-yourself eyelash dying kits, 'If done by a well-trained and highly experienced technician who knows what they are doing, it's absolutely fine', dermatologist Jeannette Graf, MD, explained.
As it relates to eyelash tinting and health concerns, while rare, allergic reactions and infections are the most common occurrence. One way to help prevent this is to make sure that your technician performs a patch test prior to the procedure. Also, practising good hygiene and keeping your eyes clean can ward off infection.
Remember, the eyelashes are designed to protect your eyes from things like debris and rays of sunlight. This is why it so it is important to take care of your eyes and to do your research about what chemicals you place near them.
How do I maximize my lash lift or lash tint?
Once you’ve invested in your lash lift and lash tint, here are some tips on keeping them fresh:
- Closely follow the pre- and post-treatment care as instructed by your technician
- Avoiding heat or sunbathing for the first 24 hours after your treatment to ensure your tint does not fade
- Using oil-based makeup removers or waterproof mascara may affect the longevity of the lift and disrupt the lifting solution
Whether your eyelashes are naturally straight and flat or if your lash cycle has slowed down due to genetics or age, lash lifts have become the trendy and cost effective alternative to lash extensions.
If you are looking for a low maintenance way to obtain picture-perfect lashes on the daily, a lash lift and lash tint can revamp your morning makeup routine making mascara optional. Looking to reverse the effects of natural aging? Yes, lash lifts can help here too.
As with any major beauty decision, make sure to do your research! Before you trust your eyes in the hands of a technician, be sure to find out exactly what qualifications, training and experience they have.